Tracy Wallschlaeger is a Seattle artist and illustrator who works in oil and mixed media. Her lifelong interest in nature and animals is often apparent in her work. Warm colors and images inspired by the small Eastern Washington town where she grew up often merge with the cooler palette of her current world. Each image is an invitation to visit a place where opposites not only attract, but thrive. Animals co-exist with humans, albeit in unusual ways, and share each other’s story. Her work has been described as warm and inviting, but with an underlying mystery.